Lake Living: Creating and Embracing Your Own Magical Space

This spring, I am embarking on my first "fixer upper" house project. I’m looking forward to the challenges and the benefits of taking a tired home and making it into something custom designed for our family's needs.

Working with real estate clients shopping for new homes has introduced me to talented builders and developers who take their role seriously when it comes to creating magical spaces from scratch for families to "get away to." It gives me a sense of purpose, as I graduated from the HES school in Interior Design and practiced more than 10 years. I am again rubbing elbows with painters, floor contractors, all of them local who take pride in their work. 

There is something to be said for making a mark on a place you buy that makes it uniquely your own. I encourage you to take that step if you are in a home that is tired or stale. Peruse the magazines or Pinterest and make this spring the time that you embrace your space! Need help? Just email me. I’d be happy to share my resources or give you some creative ideas. 

After all, home is the most important thing we can give to our families. Not just the walls and spaces, but the love and activity that wears down that carpet and the patience that allows them to write on those walls is just as fine as anything. 

Home is about living. It is about relaxing and finding a place of refuge from the world that spins beyond the boundaries.

Be sure to savor what makes yours unique.   

And, on another note: I wanted to take a moment to thank my real estate clients from across the country who’ve helped “Puppy on the Billboard” sell more than 22 homes since this time last year, when I started Lake Homes Realty. Each is a blessing. Welcome to Tuscaloosa!


Contact Allison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info on renovation and real estate marketing services in Tuscaloosa.  

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Allison Adams

Broker Associate at Lake Homes Realty / - As a landowner and former owner of my own Real Estate company on the Gulf Coast, I am thrilled to be a part of cutting edge marketing and technology with LAKE HOMES REALTY, who will market your lake front property assuring that it gets seen.


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